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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy(2 days)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has developed as a combination of operant and skills training approaches, the incorporation of the concept of dialectics and the central role of mindfulness. Variations of DBT – in its pure form, in the form of its component parts or in adapted forms such as Radically Open DBT have developed as a gold standard approach to working with “treatment resistant” and “difficult to treat” clients.

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

SDS Live Webcast:
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - 5-6 December 2019 

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This two-day introductory course can be taken as an independent stand-alone training module or as a part of two BPS Approved Certificates:

Follow the links above to learn more about each of the Certificates.

DBT has been demonstrated to be effective with Borderline Personality Disorder, suicidal intent, sexual abuse survivors, chemical dependency and eating disorders. Its recognition of motivational obstacles to therapeutic engagement and its creative solutions mark it out as one of the most practical approaches to poor motivation in the therapeutic arena today. Its four component parts – of Mindfulness, the development of Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Skills – provide a research based set of skills and protocols that delegates will be able to draw from whatever their working context.

During the two day course, delegates will learn and understand the component parts of DBT and will have opportunities to observe a selection of DBT skills as well as practice elements of the approach which they can incorporate into their practice work. An introduction to some of the concepts in DBT skills training groups along with their practicalities will also be included.

This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete one or two the BPS Approved Certificates: Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Certificate in Third Wave CBT. You can build up gradually your training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Certificate.

“Fantastic approach from Fiona who encouraged everyone to share experiences and be involved in a comfortable and non-threatening way. Really enjoyed the course. Thank you Fiona.”
K.M., Nurse

“I enjoyed the focus on commitment and validation. The roleplays helped my learning and I feel I will be able to integrate the skills into my work.”
K.T., Clinical Psychologist

Early Bird Price: £275 + VAT (£330) per delegate to include refreshments and course materials. This discount is available on bookings made more than 1 month prior the course date event.
Regular Price: £290 + VAT (£348).

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 14 CPD training hours for individual 2 days course if you sign in on both days (attending in person) or have full attendance record (attending via webcast).

Recommended Viewing:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with Marsha Linehan - 2 CPD Hours

Enjoy this rare opportunity to watch a true pioneer in action. Marsha Linehan, PhD, the creator of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), is best known for her success with suicidal and highly complex clients. The amount of evidence-based research surrounding DBT is tremendous; not only in its application with Borderline Personality Disorder, but also with many other hard-to-treat conditions.

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Recommended Viewing:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell - 1 CPD Hour

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder but now has a wide evidence base for a broader range of complex conditions with treatment resistant presentations.
In this enlightening and practical video interview Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham explores with Dr Fiona Kennedy the key elements of DBT and its applications to complex cases.

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(The British Psychological Society)
5-6 DECEMBER 2019
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Course Leader:

Catherine Parker
Accredited CBT Therapist

Catherine Parker has many years of clinical experience, working in Community Mental Health services in London and Derbyshire. She completed her intensive DBT training in 2001. She was a founder member of the Derbyshire DBT Service, delivering full programme DBT for over 15 years. She qualified in CBT in 2008, and has practiced as a CBT psychotherapist in both primary and secondary care settings. She is currently the Service Manager & Clinical Lead of the CBT Service in the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, treating service users with severe and complex needs, as well as supervising both CBT and DBT therapists.

Catherine's focus on clinical work has informed her training activities. Throughout her career as a psychotherapist, she has delivered DBT workshops within her NHS Trust and at local universities, sharing her practical experience of using DBT principles to treat a variety of diagnoses in both IAPT and Community Mental Health settings. She has been the Chair of the DBT Special Interest Group of the BABCP since 2013, and has participated in a number of symposia and other events featuring DBT at the BABCP national conferences.

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